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STUDENT TUITION FEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 120: tabled on 11 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Daily Mirror on its Scrap the Fees campaign; believes that tuition fees and the removal of student grants act as a disincentive to young people who want to go to university and are therefore incompatible with the Government's target of 50 per cent. of young people entering higher education by 2010; notes that the abolition of fees and restoration of grants in Scotland has resulted in more Scottish students applying to Scottish universities and fewer applying to other UK universities; is alarmed that average student debt on graduation is expected to increase from ú6,507 last year to ú10,000 this year; and calls on the Government to follow the example of the Scottish Executive in scrapping fees and restoring student grants.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2001
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Edinburgh West
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Leeds North West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2001
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Cheadle
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2001
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Orkney and Shetland
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Eastleigh
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Falkirk East
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2001
Coventry South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Guildford
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Romsey
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Somerton and Frome
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
North Norfolk
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Argyll and Bute
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2001
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Hazel Grove
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
North Cornwall
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 July 2001
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

STUDENT TUITION FEES (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to 'end' and add 'notes that the average tuition fee is ú1,500, that from this Autumn 50 per cent of students will pay no fees at all, and that graduates on average earn 20 per cent more than non-graduates; welcomes the Government's moves to increase access for students who would not normally enter higher eduation, including bursaries for people from more deprived areas and increased help for students with dependants; and, believing in honesty about tax, calls on the Liberal Democrat Party to be honest about their proposals for a graduate tax of ú2,000 to be paid by every student regardless of income.'.
Labour, Reading East
3
signatures
EDM 120A1: tabled on 12 July 2001